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The Value of a Hooper’s Training Journal … (and how to keep one)

August 27, 2012 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingUncategorized

  Training Journals are great for learning, fun to peruse and full of insight. I love mine and I recommend keeping one. Bring it to classes, workshops, jams, and playdates. A Training Journal helps us cultivate and direct our growth. It serves as inspiration and aspiration, a collection of our epiphanies, a history of our […]

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Winter – The Time of Roots Growing beneath the Soil

December 7, 2011 Caroleeena hoopdanceHoopingPoiUncategorized

When we look at trees in winter, we think of them as dormant. But they are not dormant. Even if, to the naked eye, they do not appear to be growing, they are growing. After bursting forth with new growth in springtime, trees bud and blossom, burgeon and bloom, branch out and burst forth all […]

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Teaching Hula Hooping to the Blind

December 5, 2011 Caroleeena Hooping

The Governor Morehead School for the Blind has started bringing kids on field trips to our hoop jams. It is such a delight!!! It has also been a learning experience. There are some challenges to teaching hooping to non-sighted people and I’d like to share what I’ve learned so far. I also want to encourage […]

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Alina Kabaena Rhythmic Gymnastics Tutorial

November 25, 2011 Caroleeena HoopingUncategorized

It is hard to find a rhythmic gymnastics hoop tutorial online, let alone one by a gold medalist, but Alina Kabaeva, Russian olympic gold medalist in rhythmic gymnastics (and, weirdly, Vladimir Putin’s mistress) has a hoop tutorial on YouTube. It’s in Russian and is translated into Japanese but you can pick up a lot anyway. […]

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Putting the Dance in Hoopdance

November 17, 2011 Caroleeena Hooping

I enjoy studying many different kinds of dance. I find that every kind of dance informs and adds elements to my hoopdance. I take classes in everything I can, rent and buy videos, take workshops at festivals, ask my friends who take classes to show me things, watch videos and So You Think You Can […]

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